List of useful websites


For more information on the lives of individuals who were at Sarah Island and access to copies of some of the original correspondence see: F. Preston, ed. ‘Ian Brand’s Macquarie Harbour Historical Research’, Department of Primary Industry and Water:

For the complete text of the Macquarie Harbour narrative written by Davis see: H. Maxwell-Stewart ed. Memoranda by Convict Davis Servant to Mr Foster, Superintendent of Convicts, Norfolk Island, 1843—Relating principally to Macquarie Harbour:

For a very useful site on newspaper reports of Supreme Court Hearings see: S. Petrow and B. Kercher eds, Decisions of the Nineteenth Century Tasmanian Superior Courts, Division of Law, Macquarie University, School of History and Classics, University of Tasmania:

For a complete list of the proceedings of the Old Bailey prior to 1835 see: The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London 1674 to 1834:


For those interested in making a trip to Macquarie Harbour I thoroughly recommend the tour conducted by the Round Earth Company:

For information on getting to Sarah Island See World Heritage Cruises:

and Pure Tasmania:


Remains of the kiln at limekiln reach. After it was first constructed it was capable of turning out 130 bushels every four days. See chapter 2 Voyage through the gates of hell. Drawing by Prue Theobalds, December 2006.

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